US 11,051,795 B2
Tissue retrieval bag
Jacob C. Baril, Norwalk, CT (US); Saumya Banerjee, Hamden, CT (US); and Scott J. Prior, Shelton, CT (US)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Jul. 31, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/527,099.
Prior Publication US 2021/0030406 A1, Feb. 4, 2021
Int. Cl. A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 34/35 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 17/00234 (2013.01) [A61B 34/35 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00287 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00867 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tissue retrieval bag, comprising:
a brim defining a bag mouth, the brim selectively transitionable between a first configuration wherein the bag mouth is biased open and a second configuration wherein the brim is compressed;
a bag body extending from the brim and defining a pouch configured to contain a tissue specimen therein, the bag body including at least one spine operably associated with the brim and depending therefrom, the at least one spine configured to reversibly furl and unfurl the bag body about the brim;
a first release tab operably coupled to the brim, the first release tab configured to contain the brim in the second configuration such that, upon release thereof, the brim transitions from the second configuration to the first configuration, wherein the first release tab includes a perforated edge defined between a first side and a second side of the brim; and
at least one second release tab operably coupled to the brim, the at least one second release tab configured to maintain the bag body furled about the brim such that, upon release thereof, the at least one spine unfurls the bag body from the brim.